MLB’s 10 Best and Worst Catchers: Framing strikes outside the zone

Catchers play a vital role in the success of a team and the pitcher on the mound. One noticeable skill is a catcher’s ability to frame pitches that happen to be outside the strike zone. While such calls can be umpire dependent, catchers still play a role in getting the call when it’s needed most. […]

Pitches per Plate Appearance

It may surprise you to learn that no batter has seen more pitches than the Cardinals’ David Freese in the first five games of this World Series. Granted, Freese has not had the kind of Series that he had in 2011 when he was the Series MVP, but at least he has worked the count […]

Adam Wainwright vs. Boston in Game 1

The Cardinals need a better game from their ace Adam Wainwright in Game 5 than they got from him in Game 1 if they don’t want to go back to Boston needing two wins. In Game 1 against the Red Sox, Wainwright lasted five innings allowing six hits, five runs (three earned), walking one and […]

Adam Wainwright, Red Sox: Statistical match up

Game one starter, Adam Wainwright will face a Red Sox line up for the first time in his career.  So with nothing else to go on, we can look to stats on pitch selection and effectiveness by Wainwright and compare them with the Red Sox’ success against such pitches this season… Adam Wainwright Pitch Frequency […]

Regarding pitch counts: Lackey vs. Verlander

With all this talk during the Fox broadcast regarding pitch counts here is a look at how John Lackey and Justin Verlander perform as their pitch counts increases. They both have held opposing batters to a .219 batting average after 100 pitches but Verlander’s home run rate sees a steady increase from 1.4% (1-50 pithches), […]

American League batting postseason splits

The leaderboards below include batters with 5 or more plate appearances based on the applied filter (vs. LHPs, with men on, etc). You may sort the leaderboards by clicking on any column heading. vs. LHPs AVG OPS H K RBI Chas% Miss% PA 1. Jhonny Peralta (DET) .571 1.571 4 0 1 20.0% 21.4% 7 […]

NL Postseason pitching with the fastball

While only 10 of his plate appearances concluded with decisive fastballs, opposing batters are only hitting .125 against John Axford’s heater. Here is a sortable list of NL postseason pitchers and their success with the fastball. 2013 NL Postseason Pitching Leaders (on Fastballs) PA AVG OBP SLUG OPS K/BB BABIP BB H HR K 1. […]

Red Sox from behind; Tigers with a lead

The Detroit Tigers have a commanding 5 run lead as Max Scherzer has dominated Red Sox hitters with 5+ innings of no-hit ball and 11 strikeouts. While the no-hitter is no longer intact the Red Sox still have big hill to climb. The tables below reflect the performance of Red Sox batters when they’re playing […]

Gammons Daily Leaderboards: Consecutive perfect innings in 2013

In light of the great performance we are witnessing in Game 5 of the ALDS by Justin Verlander we wanted to share two 2013 leaderboards. These two leaderboards show pitchers in 2013 with the most consecutive perfect innings in a game as well as the most consecutive no hit innings in a game. Most Perfect […]

Clayton Kershaw: Getting it done

In light of Clayton Kershaw’s performance so far tonight we thought we’d take a close look at his dominance in 2013. Clayton Kershaw only gave up 2 home runs with men on base during the 2013 regular season. No one in Major League Baseball gave up fewer home runs with men on in 2013. Keep […]